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MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young [Blu-ray] (2011)

Various , Neil Young , Leon Knoles  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young [Blu-ray] + Musicares Person of Year: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen [Blu-ray] + 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray]
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Product Details

  • Actors: Various, Neil Young
  • Directors: Leon Knoles
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory!
  • DVD Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004VK74P4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,274 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

On January 29, 2010, Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs. Proceeds from the sale of this product will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need. Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.

Program Listing:
1. Rockin In The Free World Keith Urban/John Fogerty/Booker T. Jones
2. Only Love Can Break Your Heart Lady Antebellum
3. The Needle & The Damage Done Dave Matthews
4. Tell Me Why Norah Jones
5. Cinnamon Girl Dierks Bentley/Booker T. Jones
6. Harvest Moon Josh Groban
7. Ohio Ben Harper
8. Don t Let It Bring You Down Jackson Browne
9. Broken Arrow Wilco
10. Lotta Love Jason Mraz/Shawn Colvin
11. (When You re On) The Losing End Elvis Costello
12. Heart Of Gold James Taylor
13. Down By The River John Mellencamp/T Bone Burnett
14. Human Highway Crosby, Stills & Nash
15. Helpless Elton John/Leon Russell/Neko Case/Sheryl Crow

Bonus Performances:
16. Mr. Soul Ozomatli
17. Revolution Blues Everest

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun concert--worth checking out! June 6, 2011
Format:DVD
This is a completely enjoyable through Neil's songbook by a bunch of extremely talented artists. Both Dave Matthews and Ben Harper show what great musicians they are by largely solo acoustic performances, Keith Urban shows off his lead guitar chops (in tandem with no less a legend than John Fogerty of CCR), and CSN show that they can still harmonize beautifully. Performances by Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Mraz/Shawn Colvin show of the often ignored sweeter side of Neil. And Wilco's on-stage replication of the very complex studio creation Broken Arrow is just amazing.

Does Neil do all these songs better? Of course! Any major talent, from Dylan and the Beatles on down always does their own material best. But these are still very enjoyable versions that give one a different take on Neil's artistry.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your favorite artists do Neil justice June 30, 2011
By Neva
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I started watching this concert on TV and ordered it on Amazon before it was even over. So many of my favorite artist singing Neil Young songs...what could be better? The awesome and unusual pairing of Keith Urban and John Fogerty was amazing with a little help from Booker T. Jones. One of my very very favs, Dave Matthews doing "The Needle and the Damage Done" was perfect. Also, Lady Antebellum, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, (yes folks, Josh doing Neil Young),Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, CSN, Elton & Leon...to say this is an all star line up is an understatement. The keyboard player in the background,who you can hardly see, but is playing on most of the songs, is Rami Jaffee from The Wallflowers(Jakob Dylans band)and Foo Fighters. He is great and highly underrated as a keyboard player. If you love Neil and any of these artists, this is a must have.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To The People Who Gave This Less Than 4 Stars: August 24, 2012
Format:DVD
Let me start by saying that there are only 2 reasons that I would ever give this 4 stars, instead of 5. 1)it was too short and 2)it's not available on CD. That being said, I just can't give it less than 5. I'm an old(er) broad who grew up listening to Neil Young's songs (a multitude of covers included) and I'm still listening to them. I've seen him (as well as several of the tribute artists) in concert, many times. If you want to rate this video on sound quality, etc. I can't argue with you because frankly, I'm no audiophile, but I am a lover of music and the artists who offered up their tributes to this amazing man, legend, icon, prolific songwriter, all did so beautifully and with heart. Yes, there were artists who weren't jumping all over the stage as they performed, but that has nothing to do with being bored or needing more rehearsal. (Well, OK... Crow and Case should have spent a bit more time in rehearsal) Artists all have their own methodolgy when it comes to performing and slow and steady is just one of those methods. The true gems for me are Dave Matthew's rendition of "Needle And The Damage Done", James Taylor's performance of "Heart of Gold", Elvis Costello's "Losing End" and the absolutely outstanding version of "Broken Arrow" by Wilco. Norah Jones, CSN, Jackson Browne and Mellencamp/Burnette knocked it out of the park too. If you're over 40 and love the music that you grew up listening to as much as I do, this is a must buy. If you're under 40 and truly appreciate the iconic talent of Neil Young, then do the same. You won't regret it.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tributes June 3, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
I'm sorry but, the other reviews for this are absurd. This is a TRIBUTE to one of the greatest songwriters of our times and all of the performers do excellent. Regardless of whether or not you like each individual cover, it's the passion that these multiple musicians have for Mr. Young. I was very touched when Dave Matthews sang "The Needle and the Damage Done" and, at the end, gave Neil Young a big thumbs up. You could really see how much he cared. In my opinion, all of the performances were spot on. If I could give this 6 stars, I would.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An OUTSTANDING tribute by amazing musicians October 10, 2011
By loli
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Loved this so much when I saw it that I ordered it..and then ordered two more for friends.. If you love Neil Young..you will LOVE this...every song is done well from start to finish. Keith Urban, John Fogerty and Booker T. Jones rock Rockin in the Free World and then next my HANDS DOWN favorite on this cd..Lady Antebellum singing Only Love Can Break Your Heart...and Nora Jones is amazing...Dave Matthews nails it..every single preformer just puts everything into each song...and Neil Young and his wife watching is awesome...just LOVE this dvd and watch it over and over..just wish I could get it on cd for my car...A wonderful job in honor of the most class act...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is now my new demo disk! June 16, 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I really enjoy this Blu-ray of Neil Young hits, but just like any album there are hits and misses... but there are way more hits on this disk. The acoustic solo's by Dave Matthews, Ben Harper and Stephen Stills sound incredible! I love the Nora Jones cover, and Down by the River sung by John Mellencamp is simply outstanding, very well recorded.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Over forty years of contributions June 11, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Neil Young's songs never sounded better than through the artists who recorded his material as a tribute. Some that stand out were Dave Matthews uncanny cover of "The Needle and the Damage Done", Nora Jones in a wonderful duet of "Tell Me Why" and of course Crosby, Stills and Nash doing "Human Highway". This is a "must have" for Neil Young fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes!
I just watched this on tv and was buying the dvd before it was over. I'm an older person and I had no idea how much Neil Young touched my life, along with many of the folks singing... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jenny Brownlee
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic DVD. Best tribute I've ever seen
Fantastic DVD. Best tribute I've ever seen. Arrived quickly, well packed in perfect shape.
Published 1 month ago by C. Armenta
4.0 out of 5 stars A Special Concert
A very good mix of Neil Young's song catalogue, excellent sound quality. Most artists very good. Josh Groban a real surprise. Dierks Bentley only average.
Published 1 month ago by ray williams
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
love this concert and the versions of Neil's songs are unique and well worth a listen for anyone who loves American rock n roll
Published 2 months ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great
I saw the original show on Palladia and bought this so I could watch it whenever I wanted. There are some amazing renditions of Neil's songs and some are better than the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Phillip G. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars great tribute
Great tribute! We loves it. Soo glad we got it. Josh Groban is excellent. !!!!!!!!!!! All artist were great. Happy.
Published 5 months ago by T. Scarbrough
5.0 out of 5 stars neil young
my favorite song is HARVEST MOON but i just like neil young unique voice and a real good heart and is still with his wife
Published 6 months ago by BRENDA L
4.0 out of 5 stars musicares tribute to neil young rocks
If you are a fan of Neil Young you must add this dvd to your collection.
Seeing other musical artists like John Mellencamp, Josh Groban,Ben Harper,James Taylor perform Neil's... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Thomas L. Gaston
4.0 out of 5 stars A great tribute
This DVD is a great tribute to an iconic singer songwriter and each performance is outstanding! I would highly recommend this touching tribute to Neil Young!
Published 6 months ago by Gregory J. Ericson
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS!
This is a FABULOUS concert. The various artists are great, and each Neil Young song has been paired beautifully to each artist. Read more
Published 12 months ago by twiloetta
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